Teen arrested when laser pointed at pilot

Helicopter was assisting in arrest of a drunk driver in Richmond Hill

Police have charged a 16-year-old after a laser pointer was aimed at a police helicopter north of Toronto.

York Regional Police say it happened early Friday while the helicopter was helping officers stop an impaired driver.

Police say the chopper landed safely and the pilot and tactical flight officer were treated at hospital.

They were able to identify where the light was coming from and a teen was arrested and charged.

A Richmond Hill youth is charged with several offences, including two counts of assaulting a peace officer, obstructing police and mischief endangering life.

He is due in court August 28th.

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  1. LuminolBlue posted on 08/05/2014 06:34 PM
    What a f****** idiot! I hope this little moron is punished to the full extent of the law!
    1. Karl Burgin posted on 08/06/2014 11:08 AM
      @LuminolBlue Agreed!
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